Today Tonight axed in WA and SA

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 27 November 2019

Seven has axed long-running news and current affairs program Today Tonight in the Perth and Adelaide markets.

The show will end after 25 years on-air starting from next week. Seven will instead extend its nightly news bulletin to a full hour.

Some of the show's current staff will be redeployed into their local newsrooms to cover news for the extended bulletin.

Journalist and broadcaster Mark Gibson and show producer Liz Sheehan both tweeted the news, stating how proud they both were of the work the show had produced.

“For 25 years, Today Tonight has dominated in Perth and Adelaide. Producing more than 25,000 stories reflecting the good, the bad and everything in between of their constantly growing markets," Seven director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson says.

“To end such a successful reign has been one of the toughest decisions but a necessary one as the audiences shift and change along with the economics. I want to thank all both past and present Today Tonighters. Always committed. Always passionate.”

The show's axing also follows the end of Seven's other news and current affairs program, Sunday Night.

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